Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common condition that affects up to 2 to 5% of the population. It often arises out of puberty and can significantly affect patient quality of life.

Options for treatment include:

Topical anti-perspirants
Driclor is the strongest of this but can be irritating. Other milder options include Rexona Sport and Dove Clinical.
Topical compounded anti-cholinergic creams
e.g. glycopyrrolate cream
Systemic anti-cholinergic tablets
e.g. Ditropan (oxybutynin) or propantheline bromide
A topical treatment using a mild electrical current either at home or in clinic, using either water or an anti-cholinergic solution most suitable for treating sweaty hands or feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis).
miraDry is a permanent ultrasound destruction specifically for armpit (axillary) sweating.
Endosocopic thoracic sympathectomy
A surgical procedure performed infrequently for intractable cases.
Botulinum toxin injections
  • Medicare subsidises up to 3 anti-sweat botulinum toxin treatments per year- only accessible by Specialist Dermatologists – this makes the cost considerably less at $450 out of pocket.
  • Several superficial injections into each armpit causing a mild sting- usually well tolerated.
  • Local numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure.
  • Average interval between injections is six months.
  • Total quantity injected is 100 units although application can be made for more if necessary.
  • Side effects are rare and include bruising and swelling.
  • Exercise can be resumed 24 hours later.
  • Sweating will start to decrease by 70-100%, within 7 to 10 days.

To Make An Appointment

Phone: (03) 9748 4411

Email: admin@westderm.net.au

Fax: (03) 9749 3398

To Make An Appointment


(03) 9748 4411




(03) 9749 3398

Important Information About Your Appointment


A valid referral is required from you GP or other specialist to be able to claim Medicare benefits from your consultation.

A referral is not required to consult with our cosmetic dermal therapist.


A form registering your details, medications and previous medical problems will need to be completed on the day of your appointment prior to your consultation. Please remember to bring a list of current medications with you on the day.


Settling of your fee is required on the day of consultation.

We accept VISA and MasterCard, EFTPOS and cash payments

Significant cosmetic treatments require payment at the time the procedure appointment is made

Failure to keep appointments

Missed appointments will incur a cancellation fee.

Make up / Clothing

Please remember to remove make up for facial concerns (and remember to bring some makeup to reapply after the consultation)

For consultations where a skin check is required, wearing looser clothing may be helpful or alternatively there are patient gowns available for your use

New Appointments

These appointments can only be made for the Werribee and Richmond locations.

In Ballarat only review appointments are offered.

Cosmetic Treatments

Most cosmetic treatments are only offered at our Werribee location.